Samuel L. Jackson
December 21, 1948
72 years old
6 ft 2.5 in | 189 cm
94 kg | 207 lbs
44 in | 111 cm
11 US | 44 EU
33 in | 84 cm
Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., United States, on December 21, 1948, is an American actor.
Young Samuel L. Jackson first started performing during his years at the Morehouse College in Atlanta, with local acting group, he co-founded "Just Us Theatre".
He began his professional acting career on the New York stage, he joined "Negro Ensemble Company".
He made his big screen debut in blaxploitation movie Together for Days (1972) in role as Stan.
He got his television debut in NBC drama series Movin' On (1976) in episode "Woman of Steel", in role as Patrolman.
He landed his first break with a role as Mister Señor Love Daddy in comedy drama film Do the Right Thing (1989), directed by Spike Lee.
Jackson's breakthrough performance came as Jules Winnfield in drama crime movie Pulp Fiction (1994), for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and he was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) action comedy in role as Darius Kincaid, opposite Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek
Blazing Samurai (2021) animated action adventure comedy in voice role as Jimbo
The Asset (2021) action thriller in role as Moody, with Maggie Q and Michael Keaton
Spiral (2021) horror thriller in role as Marcus, opposite Chris Rock and Max Minghella
The Banker (2020) drama in role as Joe Morris, with Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult
He played Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Uncredited cameo
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Cameo
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
He portrayed Jedi Master Mace Windu in Star Wars prequel trilogy:
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) in voice role as Mace Windu
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ordell Robbie in crime thriller movie Jackie Brown (1997), directed by Quentin Tarantino.
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Carl Lee Hailey in crime drama film A Time to Kill (1996).
He won the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Stephen in revisionist Western movie Django Unchained (2012), directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Jurassic Park (1993) science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg
Sphere (1998) science fiction psychological thriller opposite Sharon Stone and Dustin Hoffman
Shaft (2000) action thriller opposite Christian Bale and Vanessa L. Williams
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) action thriller opposite Bruce Willis and Jeremy Irons
Unbreakable (2000) thriller opposite Bruce Willis and Robin Wright
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) martial arts drama with Uma Thurman
Black Snake Moan (2006) drama opposite Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake
Soul Men (2008) musical comedy with Bernie Mac
Inglourious Basterds (2009) drama action with Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz
The Hateful Eight (2015) Western directed by Quentin Tarantino
Hard Eight (1996) neo-noir crime thriller with Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Patriot Games (1992) spy thriller with Harrison Ford and Sean Bean
The Negotiator (1998) action thriller with Kevin Spacey
The Legend of Tarzan (2016) adventure opposite Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz
Kong: Skull Island (2017) science fiction opposite Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) thriller action opposite Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek
Glass (2019) psychological superhero thriller in role as Elijah Price / Mr. Glass, opposite James McAvoy and Bruce Willis
Shaft (2019) action comedy in role as John Shaft II
The Last Full Measure (2019) war drama in role as Takoda, opposite Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and William Hurt
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as inmate Jamaal X in action historical drama television film Against the Wall (1994).
Spenser: For Hire (1986-1987) ABC crime drama series in role as Leroy Clancy / Ned
Ghostwriter (1992) PBS children's mystery television series in role as Reggie Jenkins
He voiced Gin Rummy in animated sitcom The Boondocks (2005-2010).
He guest starred as Nick Fury in ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2014).
Graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga.
Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia (1972).
He was active in the black student movement.
He played the French horn, trumpet, flute and piccolo in the school orchestra.
He made over 150 films, during his career.
He is a vegetarian.
He voiced Lucius Best / Frozone in animated superhero films: The Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018).
He voiced Tendai in Zambezia (2012) and Whiplash in Turbo (2013).
Loves to play golf.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard in 2000.
Fan of Liverpool FC.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
He married actress LaTanya Richardson in 1980, they have one daughter, Zoe Jackson.